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By Stef Schwalb

In honor of our October issue’s charity theme, we’re featuring 12 terrific products that support Breast Cancer Awareness, which are all available at Linen ‘n Things (www.LNT.com). So sit back, relax, and get ready to shop for great gifts that do good deeds for yourself and many others.

Originally published October 2006

October is the perfect time to "think pink" and cook up new projects, Aries. One product that does both jobs judiciously is the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure® 5-Speed Blender. It can help you on your way to becoming a chef-de-dream cuisine because it offers fab features such as a powerful 500-watt motor, 5-speed controls and a pulse button, an easy-to-see light indicator for speeds, a quiet noise level and a heavy metal base. And, it's pink! Bon appetit!
  

The time is right this month to give a little extra TLC to your loved ones, Taurus. One wonderful way to make them feel good (mentally and physically) is to give them a tender touch while helping to take on a terrible disease. It's easy to accomplish, when you purchase the Homedics Breast Cancer Mini Massager. This product features cushioned gel heads that are amazingly effective and powerful, not to mention"¦pink. It makes the perfect present for relaxation at home or on the go. As an added bonus, here's a BN tip: This little gem makes for a fabulous facial massager to keep the blood circulating, which as we all know will help improve the look and texture of your skin.
  

Turning to close friends this October will help you conquer any crisis, Gemini. Your inner circle will always look out for you, just like a group of guardian angels. Speaking of which, a perfect item to inspire you during this season of breast cancer awareness is the Serenity by Seasons® of Cannon Falls' collection of angels that embody the flight of our human spirit. A percentage of profits from The Courage Serenity Angel Ornament supports breast cancer research and can figuratively (as well as literally) bring hope to those in need.
  

Short trips are on the agenda this month, Cancer, so be sure to pack a lot of snacks for the road. One of my favorite candy-coated goodies? M&M's® Brand Chocolate Candies of course! And now their sweetness tastes even better because as you satisfy your candy cravings with the special package of Light Pink and Dark Pink M&M's® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies (created in that color specifically to support the cause), you'll be helping fund breast cancer research and outreach programs every time you buy them.
  

October is the ideal month to pamper yourself and appreciate all you have, Leo. A nice way to do this is to purchase something that gives you great pleasure while it also gives back to others. Here's a thought: Why not try out the Breast Cancer Cloud Robe? This heavenly housecoat provides luxurious comfort and warmth all year round. It's designed in solid white with pretty pink piping detail to demonstrate its support of this important cause. Heavenly.
  

This month is an excellent time to entertain, Virgo. Bring all of your loved ones and friends together to celebrate your lives and one another. An important item to have when guests come over is a scent-sational candle that warms the home as well as the heart. Our product tip of note? It's Yankee Candle's Breast Cancer Awareness candle. The Fresh Cut Roses pink jar candle showcases a label with a pink ribbon (the symbol of breast cancer awareness), and a portion of the net proceeds of its sales will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness.
  

You'll be mingling on the social scene this October, Libra, so get ready for some good times ahead. To inspire your newfound fun, here is your item to purchase and praise: KitchenAid's Cook For the Cure® 7 Speed Hand Mixer. This easy-to-use PINK 7 speed mixer features Clean Touch Controls, electronic digital control, Soft Startâ„¢ for better control, an oversized beater ejector button, an electronic mixing sensor, a rounded power cord, a heel rest, two slow stir speeds and Stainless Steel Turbo Beaters. In addition you can feel good about the fact that KitchenAid will donate $7 from the purchase of this Hand Mixer to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation when you buy it. Stir it up, baby!
  

Take a gamble on your career options this month, Scorpio, because we know you're a sign that likes to live dangerously and this time it will definitely pay off. Now a good deed for you to do in return (remember: having good karma is like a jackpot waiting to happen!) is to purchase a symbolic gift for yourself such as the 300 Piece Pink Breast Cancer Poker Set. It includes a chic pink carrying case that holds 300 11.5 gram poker chips (in pink, grey, and black), 2 decks of playing cards, 5 dice, a dealer chip and of course instructions on how to play Texas Hold Em. An added bonus? The manufacturer will donate 2% of every set sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
  

October is an outstanding instance of perfect timing when it comes to getting your house in order. The stars are aligned for you to get organized, Sagittarius. One major way to begin could be by buying the KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Hard-Base Aluminum Pink Everything Pan. It is nonstick cookware that offers exquisite food release, durability, and scratch resistance. The even heat distribution is comparable only to its soft, secure grip. It features a tough porcelain enamel exterior that is durable and simple to clean, and it also comes with a lifetime-limited warranty.
  

Loved ones may cause a little bit of stress this month, Capricorn. But have no fear because one way to support the breast cancer cause is also another way to alleviate some of your own anxieties. I'm talking about the Breast Cancer Terry Bath Pillow. You can demonstrate your dedication to finding a cure while making your bath the perfect getaway as you rest in comfort with this terrific white terry pillow with pink trim that gives relaxation to weary necks and heads. Just add water and bubbles and you're off to a beautiful bath experience.
  

It's crucial that you stay alert in your relationships this October, Aquarius. Don't drop the ball with those who matter most. One product we can suggest you select to help you focus is the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure® Coffee Mill. This product was developed to give those with a passion for cooking the means to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The company will donate $10.00 from the purchase of this item to the foundation. Speaking of foundations, the all-metal and glass construction of this product reduces the static "cling" of coffee grinds and offers extreme durability. The results range from fine espresso to coarse French press grounds with 16 grind levels. Did I mention that it's pink?!?
  

This month children or childlike behavior will have a hugely positive impact on your life, Pisces. A good way to recapture that sense of youth is to find yourself a mascot. We recommend the Breast Cancer Flashing Duck. Not only does it support an amazing cause, but it also features cool extras like being able to light up once it touches the water! The adorable novelty floating duck is an enjoyable way to add play to the tub or at poolside. And, it's pink, of course!
  
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